Late Friday, November 30, 2018, our nation lost its 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush. We join our National Archives colleagues at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, in mourning the President and honoring his legacy.
In tribute, the staff posted this statement on www.bush41.org/:
President Bush was intimately involved in the Presidential Library and local community, from attending exhibit openings and forums, to frequently being seen in the museum and surrounding grounds. So many people here have been touched by his life and knowing him personally. Through his Presidential Library and Museum, we will continue to honor his life and legacy with our utmost reverence.
A memorial website with the President’s official obituary and funeral information can be found at www.georgehwbush.com.
In his Presidential Proclamation issued on December 1, 2018, President Trump has announced December 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States. “I call on the American people to assemble on that day in their respective places of worship, there to pay homage to the memory of President H.W. Bush. I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.”
Together, we remember President Bush and honor his legacy. A patriot, a statesman, a leader who worked ceaselessly for a kinder, gentler America, President Bush promoted the values of democracy that we uphold every day through our work. Please join me in remembering his service to our Nation.
George Bush in the cockpit of his TBM Avenger during World War II, ca. 1944. National Archives Identifier 186383
George Bush, captain of the Yale baseball team, receives Babe Ruth’s manuscript of his autobiography which he was donating to Yale, 1948. National Archives Identifier 186375
George and Barbara Bush in Houston, Texas on the night which George Bush was elected to Congress, ca. 11/1966. National Archives Identifier 186373
Vice President Bush picnics on the lawn of his Kennebunkport home with his family, 8/6/1988. National Archives Identifier 186370
President and Mrs. Bush walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House after the Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol., 1/20/1989. National Archives Identifier 6987989
President Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act on the South Lawn of the White House, 7/26/1990. National Archives Identifier 6037489
Photograph of President George H. W. Bush Enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with Troops, 11/22/1990. National Archives Identifier 186423
President George W. Bush sits on the edge of his desk Wednesday May 2, 2001, and talks with his father, former President George H.W. Bush who dropped by the Oval Office. National Archives Identifier 7431321
President Barack Obama with former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, April 25, 2013
President and Mrs. Bush walk towards their home on Walker’s Point after the President’s arrival from Washington, 8/24/1989. National Archives Identifier 186396